9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

New Orleans, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Orleans in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at 30°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi route maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in March, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°F and 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."